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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

'Temporary' sales tax would go permanent under budget draft

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - House and Senate negotiators reached tentative agreements late last night on a two-year budget that would make a “temporary” sales tax increase permanent and let counties raise additional taxes for school construction and infrastructure.

The deals, which require final approval by the full House and Senate, also would transfer the counties’ share of Medicaid expenses to the state in a three-year phase-out, House and Senate Democratic leaders said.


Anonymous Nature Boy said...

"The budget agreement also would create a state version of the federal earned-income-tax credit, giving cash rebates to some tax filers even if they paid no taxes."
Why should people get cash rebates when they didn't pay any taxes?

Thursday, July 26, 2007 3:21:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

This would be something like North Carolina's version of the earned income credit.

Just more of the people voting themselves wealth. Isn't democracy great?

Friday, July 27, 2007 7:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Nature Boy said...

How 'bout the people voting for this that don't even qualify for the earned income credit???

Friday, July 27, 2007 8:42:00 AM  

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